Prof. Simon Rule qualified in Nottingham and trained in London and Australia. Prof. Rule’s specialist area of expertise is lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. He runs the national trials in Mantle Cell Lymphoma, which is the most aggressive form of lymphoma. There are four national studies into this disease, two of which are co-ordinated from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. In his time as a doctor, Prof. Rule has published more than 70 papers.